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to fight rebels in mali. eu foreign ministers in brussels for talks there. nato approved a mission to send 200 military trainers to help mali's forces. >> and they are considering other ways to help the government. the first troops from the african-led mission are due to arrive today. >> for more, we are joined by our brussels correspondent. the eu has agreed to send military personnel. do we have any idea what this mission will look like? >> it is important to stress first of all that the idea is not new. back in december, they agreed they saw the situation and said they would send down a couple of hundred instructors -- of around 200 instructors -- to train the army, and now, of course, in light of recent developments, this mission will be sped up, which means 200 instructors or 250 will be sent down. they will instruct the army in terms of basic military training, but also in the field of international and humanitarian law and how to protect civilians. there are not many details yet in the number -- and the number of people deployed to the ground could rise again. all we know is that th
. >> the e you cannot help. energy policies are partly made on the eu level, but the construction of power lines is subject to national law. this is why the czech energy ministry is unhappy. >> it is very hard to make progress here, to get it except that the approval of new power lines has to be subordinated to pan-european interests. at least when it is a matter of grids, that would affect all of europe. politically, that is hardly conceivable right now, and we will never achieve a new european infrastructure this way. >> it is european regionalism -- when the wind blows in germany, the lines will keep running hot in the czech republic, so the czech republic is investing some 100 million euros to install phase shifters on the german border. they regulate the current. then, when too much current surges over from germany, the chip grid can simply turn it off, even if that blows some fuses in germany. >> 2013 is a so-called super election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this sp
. >> better amenities for pedestrians, for bicycle eu69s, maybe street furniture, more landscaping. >> reporter: construction screws began staging heavy equipment today for the repaving and road improvement project. it's the first of some 100 projects to be done around the city, thanks to voters passing a 248 million dollar bond in 2011. the project will also create bike lanes from point lobos by the cliff house down to golden gate park. a dangerous stretch of road which right now has no shoulder, forcing cyclists to contend with blind curves 0r use the sidewalk. >> i would pick the sidewalk every time. i'm not taking this road. >> reporter: crews will alice install 15 food wide medians which could improve safety. >> it will give a stopping point for pedestrians and bicyclists. a lot of people run across or ride quickly across the great highway. probably not that safe when cars are in four directions assuming by. >> obviously it will be a little half for people who live in the area but once it's said and done, i think it will be great. >> reporter: the streets department plans to w
for the volcker rule set forth by the u.k. independent commission on banking and e.u. indeed, sir john vickers, chairman of the independent commission has already criticized the u.k. coalition government for backing away from his original proposal. while the european commission's summarize -- in a charmingly understated fashion stating in general in banks welcome the group analysis but argue that a compelling case for mandatory space of trading activity hasn't been made. they felt it wasn't back by the required evidence and there was a need for a thorough impact assessment. with all due respect, to my friend in the european financial regulatory community, when a regulatory proposal is viewed within the e.u. as being too harsh on the financial industry i think it's a clear sign it's time take a step back and reevaluate. regardless of what happens with respect to the vickers or like end proposals, even if all of the most allegations wall street's harshest critics are set -- even if they act out of self-interest. the financial institutions know that the volcker rule is not going away. as such, th
proposals set forth by the u.k. independent commission on banking and the e.u.'s likennen group. indeed, sir john vickers, chairman of the independent commission, has already criticized the u.k. coalition government from backing away from his original proposal while the european commission's recent report summarizing the responses received to the likennen report acknowledges the widespread opposition to the proposal in a charmingly understated fashion, stating: in general banks welcome the group's analysis but argue that a compelling case for mandatory separation of trading activities hasn't been made. they felt the proposal wasn't backed by the required evidence and that there was a need for a thorough impact assessment. with all due respect to my friends in the european financial regulatory community, when a regulatory proposal is viewed within the e.u. as being too harsh on a financial industry and harmful to markets, i think it's a clear sign that it's time to take a step back and reevaluate. regardless of what happens with respect to the vickers or likennen proposals, even if all of the
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